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onto a pick-up truck in the houston area, killing the driver. no fatalities but plenty of clean-up this morning in oklahoma city following this massive pile-up. 21 cars and tractor-trailers crashed, slipping on roads coated with freezing rain. not just wind and ice, but snow is pounding parts of the west. in northern california, near lake tahoe, an avalanche buried and killed a snowboarder. in reno, slush is making a mess of streets. and poor visibility is a problem. all the roads across the rockies. near salt lake city -- >> what happened? >> i slid off. >> reporter: the department of transportation sl putting up flashing signs to help warn travelers. when temperatures dropped and snow started falling, the cars started sliding. and this semi crashed off i-80. outside of denver, snowplows are trying to clear things up. here you see the snow getting worse, blowing across the road from the hillside below. lousy for drivers, but good times for sleigh riders and snowboarders. and take a look at these photos from northern arizona, low visibility on the roads near flagstaff. tonight,
in houston, texas, say they saw something just before 7:00 a.m. last friday, but very few reported it. so we now know it was a meteor streaking overhead that cause thad impressive bright flash. >>> well, let's go over to wall street where the dow closed at 13,169 after adding 14 points yesterday. s&p was up a fraction. nasdaq gained 8. overseas, the nikkei lost 8 points but in hong kong, the hang sang rose 47. >>> well, this morning, an apology and an impressive find for a british banking giant. hsbc will pay a record $1.9 billion to settle a u.s. criminal probe alleging the firm ignored red flags about money laundering for years. today the bank admitted to a breakdown of controls. >>> meanwhile, standard chartered is shelling and selling out a smaller but still significant sum of $327 million for violating u.s. saks sancti against iran, sudan, and two other countries. >>> the u.s. treasury is selling its remaining stake in aig for just under $8 billion. that ends the era of government ownership. >>> on the street, hp, the dow's worst performer shot up on rumors that activist investor carl
. by the way, former president bush remains in a houston hospital and is likely to be there for a while according to a spokeswoman. he's been in intensive care since sunday and his doctors say he's dealing with a persistent fever. he was hospitalized more than a month ago with a case of bronchitis. his spokeswoman said he's getting excellent treatment and advises everyone to, quote, put the harps back in the sclos it. >>> overseas the state department closed up. rebel forces have taken up several cities and are advancing on the capital. they're search-rich and is a former french colony. they say the government is not honoring a cease five including release of political leaders. >> back in the u.s., the storm has come and gone and at least 16 deaths are blamed on the weather. in hard-hit arkansas, more than 135 homes and businesses remain without power. edward lawrence reporting. >> reporter: snow blowers and plows are pushing through a foot of snow in the upstate new york. the icy snow is a challenge for those who only have a shovel. >> it's been brutal. >> reporter: the storm drops sev
, basically from boston pretty much all the way around to houston. the reason governor scott is concerned is there are four ports in florida that will be affected. this is containerized shipping. electronic goods, food stuff and things like that. it could be massive impact, especially in this -- we had retailers getting trouble getting back on track. it will affect everybody's pocketbook eventually. >> eric: tell us how it trickles down to the consumer. >> basically everything will become a lower supply. therefore, lower supply means higher prices. uncertainty about when purchases can be made and then imported into the united states. what happened after the port strike on the west coast in 2002, a lot of shippers made permanent arrangements to ship things in through the east coast instead of the west coast which was cheaper. now they may look at having to basically reverse course which adds time and money and if it adds money to the cost of the product, the consumer pays. >> eric: what are they looking for, the long shoreman's union? >> one thing that they're always seeming to be looking
now visiting the former president george h.w. bush who is hospitalized in houston, texas. doctors moved president bush to the intensive care unit after a series of setbacks including a fever and cough that were not going away. the president is the oldest live willing former leader of our nation at age 88. but today in his e-mail to his staff he suggested the president is not on his death bed. he said "president bush would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet." randy wallace from our fox station kriv fox 26 live outside the hospital there in houston. randy, what is the latest on the president's condition? >>> well, we heard kind of conflicting things all day today. it was on sunday when former president bush was put into the intensive care unit here at meth though difficult hospital. methodist hospital. he was admitted here for bronchitis on november 7 and on november 19 released. the day after thanksgiving he was readmitted to the hospital and has been here ever since. doctors thought that the president would be home for christmas but when they finally go
-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in long view and turned dallas into a winter wonderland and blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. turning to mobile, alabama, windows were shattered and cars tossed off streets as this tornado touched down. >> oh my god, we need to go. it's right there. >> that's scary. several buildings damaged and several car accidents were blamed on the storm but no reports of serious injuries. emergency management officials tell cnn power has been restored to many customers, just over 7,000 in the dark, down from 23,000 last night. we head to mobile, christina leavenworth of w.e.a.r. in just about an hour weather officials will assess damage. christina, what are you hearing so far? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are seeing a lot of damage here and it's widespread. the national weather service is saying the tornado touched down in five different locations, one of them here at murphy high school. we'll look quick, that was the cafeteria and pieces of portable classrooms smashed into it
the state of wisconsin, also pat houston, whitney houston's sister-in-law and manager and jeopardy champion ken jennings written a new book. it's tuesday, december 4th, "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome everybody, you're watching "starting point." we're honored this morning to have the former british prime minister tony blair with us as our guest. he's going to be weighing in as a number of topics. we're going to talk about the fiscal cliff, we're going to talk about the global economy. we're going to talk about the civil war in syria. we'll talk about the royal baby coming soon. first we want to get right to zoraida sambolin for an update on the day's top stories. >> soledad, the fiscal cliff debacle, with 28 days remaining before drastic tax hikes and spending cuts take effect, a republican spending plan has been rejected by the white house. brianna keilar is live from washington. what now, brianna? >> well, right now it's about the pressure building and the clock kicking, zoraida. as house republicans in the white house try to ultimately broker a deal between two very differ
. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is still not over. ten deaths blamed on the storm. more than 2,400 flights have been canceled. it could dump more snow on new england and upstate new york today. boy, they don't need that. bonnie schneider with a look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. the storm we've been talking about is working its w
. petered out a little bit. still needs to work on turnovers. having mixed success in houston. that was sentimentally that was my favorite story of the year. >> greta: for 2013, pay attention to africa. you mentioned the arab spring but i think africa is and what is going on there will be huge in 2013. >> the military is aggressive there and doing more drone work and worried about al-qaeda. good news from there, too, but it is an important place to watch. >> greta: i always bush on greta wire what is going on in sudan. the president is killing his people and sooner or later people will catch on to the story because it is brutal what he is doing. >> and the congo is the most violent place on earth unfortunately. >> greta: a lot of competition there for violent places. happy new year. >> greta: and coming up for the second time this week much of the country bracing for severe weather. is the new storm headed towards you? the latest on its track is next. plus, well, you can't see this video enough times a new famous drunk guy singing in the back of a squad car. a favorite of "on
. >> houston, we have a problem. words that would be forever linked to the commander. >> when the explosion occurred, i thought, why me? why not another one? i could not believe what was happening and then i said, well, it is me, it is now, so what's next? >> the normal supply of electricity, light and water, all lost, with no heat source, they were 200,000 miles from earth and going in the wrong direction. >> did you think you might die? >> well, we thought our chances were 50/50. we realize of a we saw the oxygen escaping it could be really bad. >> as the world wanted, ground control in houston faced a formidable task. thing of a way for the crew to fix their space ship, test it, and write out procedures for the astronauts to follow just to get home. >> we immediately went to the similarities to try to do in the similaritys what they had to do in the damned apollo 13 spacecraft to get them hope. >> trying to come up with ideas. >> one was to shut down the module to conserve the energy and use the lunar module using it as a sort of shuttle. >> the lunar module had power and batteries and o
in houston. that's about all the information we have about the president, because the family has now asked for privacy, as he continues treatment for a persistent cough and fever. he was admitted to the hospital here in houston back on november 23rd, complaining of a could have. last sunday he was placed in icu because of his weakened did not and a persistent fever. now the family is asking for privacy. but just yesterday his former -- his chief of staff gene becker sent an e-mail to family and friends. in that e-mail she says -- sell he sick? yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. becker went on to say that going forward, the family intends to deal with the health issues in private. thomas? >> that is the resolve we know and love. charles hadlock in houston, texas, good to see you. thank you, sir. >>> at least 16 dead from the first massive winter storm. and another storm waiting in the wings. we'll bring you the latest on that. >>> plus dr. ruth weighs in on the fiscal cliff debate. wait until you hear her take on this situation. we'll bring
was seen streaking across the houston sky friday morning and for a few hours it was the walk of the town. debra wrigley of ktrk has the story. >> reporter: from a nasa camera, it looked like a bright light above the earth. these are from eyewitness viewers around the houston area. just as day was breaking a bright flash of light that some people thought was lightning. >> i was like i guess it's going to rain. >> reporter: it wasn't the weather and it was spotted all around texas. this map just a sampling of sightings in the houston area, and these are some of the pictures sent to abc 13.com showing a small area of colored light. others showing a trail behind it. and people have been talking about it all day. >> taking a picture of the sky like a big flash. >> co-workers who are talking about did you hear about the flash this morning? i'm like flash? should i be concerned. >> reporter: at the houston museum of natural science, not concern, but a lot of curiosity. >> it's going so fast it actually gets through the atmosphere. >> the museum's astronomer suspects it's a meteorite, a small pi
, joining me from houston on the latest on the 41st president's health. little bit of good news, charles. >> reporter: certainly is, luke, i spoke with a spokesman for the bush family that doctors are seeing a slight improvement, his fever is now gone, but the 88-year-old former president remains at methodist hospital here in houston, where he's been before thanksgiving, suffering from a chronic cough. doctors remain cautiously optimistic that he will make a recovery, despite the recent setback of fever and weakness. he is getting a lot of family support, though. barbara bush visits twice a day. yesterday neil bush and his family visited for christmas, and they brought with them chinese food. apparently, it's a bush family tradition to visit their favorite chinese restaurant in houston on christmas day. yesterday, the chinese food was brought to them. former president george w. bush and his brother, former governor of florida, have visited their father in recent weeks. their sister dora is visiting their father today. despite the recent good news, there's no talk when the former presiden
. at least two reported tornadoes touched down in the houston area. one man was killed when a toppled tree flattened his pickup truck. by mid-afternoon, nearly 70,000 people in the houston area were without power. meteorologist david bernard says it's only going to get worse. >> this is a wide-ranging storm, as far as impacts go. there's a tornado threat in the south all the way into the southeast for tomorrow. north of that, arkansas into tennessee, indiana, parts of missouri and even into ohio, the threat will be for blizzard conditions developing later tonight and tomorrow. >> reporter: and all that bad weather is tracking east, with the bulk of it hitting the northeast by wednesday night. nm? >> thanks, michelle. police are learning more about what led to the ambush of four firemen yesterday in webster, ebstyork. there is a memorial outside the firehouse to michael chip rene and thomas kaczowka. they were shot and killed by the gunman william spengler, who later killed himself. he left a rambling note in which he said he wanted to see how much of the neighborhood he could burn down and
. >>> and take a look at this. massive fireball that you'll see there, streaking across the sky over houston. unfortunately, it was not a ufo. simply a meteor that people saw before dawn, driving. very unfortunate. it was so bright, a camera caught it 500 miles away. had it been a ufo, obviously, a life-changer. >>> and it was supposed to be the game of the year between new england and houston last night. wasn't even close. even when things didn't go as planned, as you see here, well, the patriots took advantage, fumbling into the end zone. why not? tom brady and the patriots steamrolling the houston, texans. the new daddy threw for four scores. and right now, there's no doubt about who the kings of the hill are in the nfl. >> josh, thanks very much. >>> we're going to turn to the brazen shooting in midday, midtown manhattan, just steps away from carnegie hall. a young man executed. one bullet to the back of the head in a mob-style hit. this was calm and cold-blooded. >> reporter: this crime was carefully planned. an execution-style shooting on a busy sidewalk, just during lunchtime, with a
-out could affect ports from boston to houston. >>> for the second time this month a man has been pushed to his death in the path of a new york subway train. >> crazy people running the streets. >>> an uninvited guests slithered into a backyard in florida. >> somebody else got the shower on the sideline. >> jamal crawford who i think should be an all-star coming off the bench is dangerous. be still. >> and all that matters. >> hillary clinton plans to go back to work just in time for the new year. >> two reather than get angry and you show it you live a lot longer. >> he gives a speech about hitting the debt ceiling! i'd like to see if he could even count to 1 million much less 16.4 trillion! captioning funded by cbs >> it's friday welcome to "cbs this morning," everyone. i'm jeff glor with rebecca jar sis. charlie, gayle and norah are off. there are predictions but little progress in washington with a deadline for the fiscal cliff now just four days away. >> president obama meets later today with congressional leaders in one last effort to make a deal before the dead
nation's 41st president spending another night in a houston hospital. we'll check in on his condition. and the tensions in egypt spilling on to u.s. spoil. supporters for and against the egyptian president's power grab of recent days, choosing to square off at the same place, in the united states. we'll show you where they chose to do that. stay with us. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. sharable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your ris
. these are from eyewitness viewers around houston just as day was breaking. a bright flash of light some people first thought was lightning. >> i guessed it was going to rain. >> reporter: it wasn't the weather. this map just a sampling of sightings in the houston area. and these are some of the pictures september to abc13.com. showing a small area of colored light, others showing a trail behind it. people have been talking about it all day. >> like a ufo taking a picture of the sky, like a big flash. >> a co-worker started talking about, did you hear about the flash this morning? i'm like, flash? should i be concerned? >> reporter: at the houston museum of natural science, not concern but a lot of curiosity. >> yeah, it was going so fast, it actually gets through the atmosphere, that makes the flow. >> reporter: the museum's astronomer suspects it's a meteorite, a small piece of rock burning through space. fit meets the criteria. >> did it make a trail? did it actually move? did it change color? did it move from east to west? >> reporter: a lot of scientists searching for explanation to what's
president george h-w bush's stay in a houston hospital is stretching into a third week. he was admitted back on november 23rd with bronchitis. and he is still there recuperating. methodist hospital says the former president is stable condition. it has not yet set a discharge date. bush's doctor says the condition was never life- threatening. at 88, he is the oldest living former president. >>pam: at least five homes have been destroyed in west virginia. after a gas line explosion sparked a raging inferno that lasted for an hour. the blast happened this afternoon along interstate 77 in sissonville flames shot as high as 75- feet in the air. and people reported hearing the explosion as far as a mile away. firefighters had to keep back because of the fire's intense heat. no injuries have been reported. >> caught on camera. a funnel cloud rips a path of destruction through eastern florida. the twister broke out late yesterday afternoon in volusia county. at least 30-homes were damaged. residents who hid under their bathtubs to sheild themselves from the storm described the tornado moving through
in music, whitney houston and dick clark. >> this is the beaver that bit your hand. >> this isn't is same beaver, but this is the one that did it. exactly like this. >> did you ever touch a beaver? >> no. four. fortunately we've got ink. four. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. we've decided to we're all having such a great year in the gulf, put aside our rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even better. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride or just lay in the sun. enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty. and don't forget our amazing seafood. so come to the gulf, you'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon w
up. admitted, hey, i did that. >> coming up, the biggest names in music, whitney houston and dick clark. >> this is the beaver that bit your hand. >> this isn't is same beaver, but this is the one that did it. exactly like this. >> did you ever touch a beaver? >> no. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and
, thundershowers in houston. chicago snow. had temperatures by this afternoon, chilly low to mid- 50s across the bay area. and then that chance of rain continues once again into saturday clearing for sunday another slight chance of rain for monday. >>> discouraging news for parents wanting to adopt russian children. president vladimir putin is banning all adoptions by russian parents. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on the youngest victims of an international tug of war. >> our children are very much so excited for having a baby brother. we is the up his room together. >> reporter: the fong family spent the holidays with their two biological children nathan amend cameron and their siberian adoptee from two years ago and they were hoping for another addition for the family from russia in the coming year. >> this is our crib for our son. >> reporter: they are just one of hundreds caught in a international political showdown. president vladimir putin was defiantly saying he planned to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. the country's legislative branch had just passed the bill unanimously. this was
want to thank my husband ray and our two children, bailey and houston -- they're 11 years old now, and so many of my colleagues that i -- that were here when i started bringing my children as babies here have watched them grow up. the senate isn't easy on families. they have sacrificed so i could serve the people of texas, and i'm grateful for their patience and generosity. they have loved coming to the capitol during these times. 11 years for the children and 20 for my husband ray. and i know my children's fondest memory, if i ask them what do i remember most about visits to the capitol, it is playing soccer in the russell building's hallways in the evenings when the coast is clear. and i would not be here todayf it were not for my parents who gave me the gifts of strong values, unwaivin unwavering supd the education to be whatever i wanted to be. i must say that my parents were surprised when they saw what i wanted to be. th would have never thought that the dauter, growing up in lamarck, texas, a town of 15,000 good people, would think that she could be a united states senator.
are threatening to whack off the job on sunday. a walk-off could shut ports down from boston to houston. they move more than 1,400 million tons a year. >>> seaworld is known for its water shows and killer whales. iter and $80 million during the first nine months of this year. seaworld's other properties include two busch garden parks and sesame place in pennsylvania. duarte? erica ferrar. >>> thanks erica. straight ahead, your weather and in sports dwyane wade gets hit where it counts, in the wallet. this ill-advised attack on this player. >>> here's a look at today's ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, mostly sunny, 39 degrees. miami, mostly sunny, 77. chaurks occasional snow, 34 degrees. dallas, showers, 47. las angeles, mostly sunny, 63 degrees. >>> time now for a check of the national forecast. heavy w
is back with the team. and the quarterback got two touchdowns to beat houston. in other action peyton manning had three touchdown passes in the game for the 73rd time. passing the lead record set by brett favre. seattle quarterback russell wilson tied peyton manning's record. the seahawks defeated the rams 20-13. nfl coaches on the chopping include include philadelphia's andy reed after a 4-2 losing season. and norv turner is expected to be cut after missing the playoffs three years in a row. and tony sparano will not return after the team finished 30th. four college football games. the sun boul has usc against georgia tech. and chick-fil-a bowl lsu versus clemson. straight ahead a ice rescue that you've never seen before. and last week barbara bush called one of her husband's favorite bands and requested a private concert. the oak ridge boys agreed and gathered in their office to sing over the phone. the 41st president requested "elv ira." they also sang "amazing grace." take a listen. ♪ amazing grace how sweet thou sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me ...but he'd wait for her
, down to houston, texas. we also have some snow showers from minneapolis right over into green bay, arkansas. stretching down into des moines, iowa, as well. this whole system is finally pulling away. snow showers across maine. the wind is easing and precipitation is winding down as well. this storm system is a saturday event. mostly rain from southern new jersey down through delaware and mostly rain across the eastern tip of long island and into cape cod. you go inland just a little bit where it goes from rain over to snow and that scenario where we can see about 3 to 5 inches. again, if this storm backs a little closer to land, we would see those higher amounts push back into central massachusetts and connecticut. for the most part, new york city, about an inch or so. new york, connecticut, western massachusetts, we should pick up about 3 inches out of this storm. >> all right, dylan, thanks so much. >>> coming up -- a million-dollar t-rex smuggling ring. >>> adam lanza's dna will be studied. >>> plus, who are hollywood's most bankable stars. you'll find out. you're watching firs
't have land use restrictions. housing prices in houston, which has no zoning, are higher today than they were in 2008. so we don't see the kind of decline when you don't have the land use restrictions. the restrictions are a because the bubbles and that on caused a financial crisis. host: our guest is randal o'toole. marshall is joining us some inglewood, florida, democratic line. - marsha.ood mornin caller: good morning. president obama is focused on we can do better. i do not hope that or dream that or wonder that. i believe that and i am not even worried. i wish people had less worry. thank you. guest: we have a variety of problems. i think most of our problems are institutional. i think people misperceive the problems. in the 1970's we had a big scare about urban sprawl gobbling up our farmlands. yet all the urban areas in the country only cover less than 3% of the land area of the united states. we have a billion acres of farmland and yet in 1985 the florida legislature passed a law that protect farmland from urban sprawl. that law ended up causing a huge housing bubble that ha
president george h.w. bush remains in the hospital in houston recovering from a terrible case of bronchitis which has triggered a series of complications. while mr. bush's condition is serious, in an e-mail yesterday, a spokesman said the former president hasn't lost his sense of humor. he said to please put the harp back in the closet. the family spokesperson joked i'm thinking heaven haven't seen a barrage of prayers like this since "it's a wonderful life." >>> this is parts of the northeast and midwest be still digging out from the last two winter storms which has left as much as 65% of country covered in snow as of thursday morning. the national weather service said snowfall totals in upstate new york and parts of vermont range from 11 to 15 inches but after a year of almost no snow and a late start this year, folks are trying to make the most of it. snow blowers are out in full force. reminding people to be careful because roads are slick. >>> now, a look at the weather, here's nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. >> good morning, we're talking more snow possible for saturday. last year, we
at the hospital in houston where he's been for a while. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month after first coming down with broonchitis. he is the oldest living former president. >>> and one of the nation's top warriors is being remembered for leading troops at war and for his civic contributions after his retirement. retired general norman schwarzkopf died of complication pneumonia. he is best known for leading international forces in iraq in 19991 against sad a.m. hussein's envision of kuwait. >>> another person is pushed in front of a subway, the second time this happened in just a month. police say a man was standing on a platform what woman shoved him into the train's path. witnesses say she was watching the man and was mumbling to herself and currently they are trying to track her down. earlier a man was shoved in front of a train in times square a homeless man has been charged with his murder. >>> in two days, there's possible strike that could affect the port of baltimore. dock workers could be walking out if a contract with the shipping companies is not settled
dollars a day. anna werner is in houston at one of the ports that could be facing a walkout. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca and jeff. yes. there are two days to go before the strike deadline. they're at an impasse. at issue is pay for those working in the ports. but if it doesn't get resolved, the consequence could be a devastated impact on the economy. as the rest of the country focuses on the gridlock in houston, many are working overtime trying to get as many shipments out as they can before it comes to a standstill. the vice president of the national retail federation says a shutdown at the docks would have a ripple effect on the global economy. >> the ports are a primary piece of the global supply chain. if they're not operating efficiently, it slows down the system and hurts everything using the system. >> reporter: negotiations between the international longshore men union and the shipping companies are deadlocked. a shutdown would affect 15 points from boston down the east coast of florida and into the gulf of mexico as far west as houston. these ports handle nea
. if houston or denver lose, new england can move up with a win. baltimore is the fourth seed at the moment. indianapolis and cincinnati will be the wild card teams. >>> just ahead, rihanna's massive donation. and which "real housewives" star and her husband are calling it quits. >>> plus, tom cruise gets an unexpected trashing from bilbo and friends next. >>> i'm master sergeant wales in southwest asia. i'd like to say hello to my daughters in crestview, florida. i love you and miss you and will see you soon. >> i'm lieutenant colonel john walsh in kabul, afghanistan. i'd like to wish happy holidays to my family back in tampa, florida. my wife susan and the best son in the world, jack. happy holidays, everybody. love you. >>> and good morning. we are talking about some really cold temperatures all through the dakotas. in fact, tonight into tomorrow morning, we have windchill advisories in effect in that area where it could be about 25 to 35 degrees below zero for your windchill. across the east coast, for your christmas eve forecast, looking for temperatures in the 30s and lower 40s. heavi
to ginger zee. >> dozens of record highs yesterday including cities like dallas, houston, little rock and tulsa, look at the numbers, after the fog burns off today, another beautiful and not at all decemberlike day. orlando, 80. houston, 81. yesterday, they were 83. what can we expect in the northeast, fog in the morning, then getting into the 50s. the cold front creating some rain issues in the great lakes. the warmth, new york, 63 on tuesday. 60 monday. chicago gets a brief 59 and back into the 60s. >> this weather report has been brought to you by nexus 7 tablet. >>> well, maybe reality stars should leave diplomacy to the professional hours. within hours they had to call out the riot police. abc's john muller has the story. >> reporter: reality tv star kim kardashian draws a crowd almost everywhere he turns up. in the middle east, no exception. she promoted her milkshake shop. it's not fans reacting to the kardashian in the middle east. saturday, riot police in bahrain fired tear gas to protesters denouncing her appearance. omg, i just got to bahrain. can i move here please? pretti
of whitney houston's death. >> reporter: it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful, but often troubled career. whitney houston who fought drugs and alcohol for decades, died at the age of 48, in a hotel tub, the night before the grammy awards. her death was an accidental drowning with cocaine and heart disease as contributing factors. michelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >>> don't miss our top ten of 2012 special. cnn revisits the big stories of the year in prime, politics, money and scandals. that is cnn monday night, 8:00 eastern. >>> america's debt is growing, but one man wants to help by crushing cans, his story ahead. >>> and mitt romney may have lost the election, but he was at the center of some of the top political stories of the year. [ thunder crashes ] [ male announcer ] if you think all batteries are the same... consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of li
. >> security cameras in houston solved the missing mystery of the ipad mini. the fedex guy delivering it just in time. here comes the grinch dressed in brown. he delivers his own package only to come back and take that ipad mini for himself. >> i was shocked and i said, oh, my god, it's the u.p.s. guy. i thought this is exactly like the grinch. >> u.p.s. replaced the ipad and fired the driver. but not until the video went on the internet. >> i didn't hear from anybody till 8:30 the next morning. u.p.s. security here in houston and they said we saw your video on youtube. >> oklahoma city, a team of grinches worked together casing this house. they break down the door and once inside the unthinkable. head right to the christmas tree and began unwrapping presents before knock knocking the tree over on their way out. when a little girl came home with her family, christmas was gone. in texas, the troubling trend of thefts continues. jennifer very laz's christmas gifts are dropped off then a black dodge charger pulls up and out comes this woman who helps herself with the presents. >> that blows my m
in houston. a family spokesman says mr. bush is alert and in good spirits. he's been talking with his doctors and nurses. and i heard singing. the 88-year-old former president has been hospitalized for more than a month now because of a bronchitis-related cough and fever. >>> and finally, how is this for a way to get rid of your old christmas tree. instead of dumping it in your front yard, you can serve it for dinner to goats. if you happen to live in rhode island. a petting zoo in rhode island, they're feeding the trees to dozen of goats. they eat them in perfect silence, as you hear there. apparently they like chomping on the pine needles. >> that was a cow. >> hang on, okay? goats and lambs and cows, they also have a taste for christmas. >> interesting. >> make sure you remove the ornaments, though. >> leave them on there. a goat will eat anything. >> practical advice. thank you, ron. >>> now, to what was supposed to be a floating island of of lance but instead has turned into nausea on the high seas. >> an outbreak of a highly-contagious stomach virus on "the queen mary 2" is disrupting v
last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are saying on the ground in houston. he is 88 years old. in the hospital a little over a month. fought a bronchiol infection. it has taken its toll. and going into icu got everyone excited. but doctors wanted him there just to keep track of how he is doing. monitoring him more minutely. the family wanting to keep a tight lid on information. some family members coming in. dorothy, george w. wish, number 43, maybe jeb bush rushing to the bed side. the family wants everyone to know that they thank them for their concern, but they hope s
been in a houston hospital for a month and since sunday he has been in the intensive care unit treated for a cough and persistent fever. while mr. bush admits he is a bit under the weis about as fl go. a e-mail from his chief of staff, gene becker says quote, is he sick? yes. does owe plan on going anywhere soon? no. but the noted as, would tell you to put the harps back in the closet. gregg: good sense of humor. back to our top story. all eyes on washington where president obama will meet with congressional leaders to make one more attempt to craft a deal to avert looming tax hikes and spending cuts. with most of the hoist members on vacation until sunday night, no plan in sight. how much can actually be accomplished. susan fereccio joins us now. chief congressional correspondent for the "washington examiner". we're seeing dianne feinstein there on the senate floor. it is vacant on the house side. so in truth how much is really going to get done? >> well, gregg, a lot of this negotiations are really taking place between the leadership levels right now. we don't really have to worry ab
. >>> he has been in the houston hospital for more than a month and now former president george h.w. bush is doing in his intensive care. y more than you . only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> he was hoping to be home by christmas, but former president george h.w. bush is still in afternoon intensive care unit at a houston hospital. the former president has been there since november 23rd. migue miguel, how is he doing? >> reporter: well, his condition is guarded in intensive care and his spokesman said the reason they put him in intensive care is because doctors want to keep track of several things going on with the former president. he ha been here for a lit over a month. he is 8 years old. he has a fever he can't quite kick. they're treating it with things like tylenol and other things. it's not that
's court. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at a houston hospital this morning. according to a statement from the bush family the president has been in intensive care since sunday, after suffering a series of setbacks, including a persistent fever. they also say he's relentlessly positive and spends time talking and joking with his doctors. in the next hour we'll take to you houston for a live update on the president's condition. >>> it's called one of the largest lawsuits of its kind, toyota agrees to a $1.1 billion settlement. we'll tell you who benefits and if one of the people who benefits is you. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. are only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. citi price rewind. [music: artist: willy moon ♪
iraqis. president bush remains hospitalized in houston in methodist hospital he had a statement that reads in part. he is one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of the long gray line hailing from west point, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized duty, service, country and creed that defended our country's freedom and seen the nation through our most trying international crisis. he was appointed general and appointed commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he prepared a detailed plan for defense of saudi oil fields against the iraqis. general colin powell released this statement in part, with the passing of general norman schwarzkopf, america has lost a great patriot and soldier. he has served his country with distinguished patriot him for 35 years. general schwarzkopf could have died in tampa. he was 78 years old. harris: general schwarzkopf could have credited again with leading the u.s. to victory in the first gulf war. stay close. we'll be right back. harris: right now some crime headlines we're keeping an eye on. three police of
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